Joined on 05/16/04
I love It
Pros: I got this cpu/mobo combo a while ago. I upgraded from a 1Ghz amd thunderbird to this Xp2900+. I run at 2.0GHz, and 400 MHz fsb with 1 GB PC3200 RAM (2x512 to achieve the dual channel) I just added a Leadtek Winfast 6200 (nvidia gpu) and they work well together. I also bought a nice heatsink/fan combo specifically for this. Never had I had the system lock up. Install was quick, the drivers made everything work, and it came with PC-Cillin Internet Security.
Cons: Do not have any.
Overall Review: I do not use Sandra, or anythinglike that. My video card came with WinFox (Leadtek's own program to adjust settings for the 6200) but it lets me see detailed specs of the system. It runs at the full 2 GHz, the full 400 MHz fsb, and no problems. I did try overclocking to about 2.1 GHz, but the system locked up, so I left it at the standard 2GHz. Buy this board. It runs games like Call of Duty 2, Starwars BattleFront 2, and Fear very nicely, plus the board is inexpensive.
Where this can be used
Overall Review: For those of you who may or may not now, Micro BTX is most notable used in Dell PCs. at work, we have Dell optiplex models, and thesboards are Micro BTX forms. if you have a dell, but want the ability to change more bios features, change out your Dell board witht he locked down dell bios and install this board Note: I have not used this board, so I do not know the overclocking potentials.
Pros: I was able to mount this to the wall very easily. If you find a stud (wooden) it mounts in minutes. Even comes with the proper hardware to mount to cconcret walls There is a ample amount of of extra hardware for just about any tv. I mounted a 32" tv with no issues. This is a great mount if you want to put your TV into the corner and not flat against a wall. additionally, if you have a desire to put the tv flat against the wall, this mount will work as well. the cable management system is just wire ties. i would suggest investing in some velcro straps for wire management all in all, this item serves a wonderful purpose.
Cons: none that i can think of
Pros: I got this monitor as a Birthday gift form my wife. it was her idea for me to get an LCD for my birthday. i love my wife. I did all the research and this is the onei chose. It was freaking hugh. i knew 19" wide was big, but it was hugh. Its so clear and crisp. The colors are so nice. I am using the DVI connetor, as all should if theu buy a digital monitor.
Cons: None to report.
Overall Review: My system is finally complete. Good by CRT, Hello LCD AMD Opteron 170 dual-core @ 2.6GHz on Stock cooling (from Newegg) 1.5gb pc2700 ram, AGP 6800GT 400/1.1. nec dvd+- r/rw drive (from Newegg) Samsung 941BW 19"wide (from Newegg)Runnung at max res, 1440 x 900. Vista Home Premuim.
Pros: Great over-clocker. if you wikipedia.org the opteron 170, it tells you the steppings and what speeds they are capable to over-clock to. i have a ccbbe, and i have mine at 2.7 with 1.4v and and stock HS/Fan. its running right now at 21deg. C core1, and 18 deg C core 2. Max temp is 29 deg C. I have not maxed out the load on the CPU, and the max load is about 60%, on either core.
Cons: My board will not read the CPU correctly after 2.81. anything above 2.81 only reads at 2.81GHz
Overall Review: Opteron 170 Dual-Core @ 2.704 GHz: 1.4v, Stock HS/Fan Min Temp: 21 degree Max Temp: 29 degree on Load HT Link 811.5 at x3 multi. 1.5 GB Infineon DDR 333MHZ, runing at 404MHz Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-933 w/AGP XFX 6800GT AGP, 400MHz/1.1GHz 80GB WD SATA w/ XP Pro 80GB Maxtor ATA w/ XP Media Center 120GB WD ATA, all storage
look at my Christmas present
Pros: I got this 170 as a Christmas Present. I also got the AMD money clip. i got a CCBBE 0615 EPMW chip, which I hear good things about. I plan to OC with the Stock Heatsink/fan. I can't wait till Christmas
Cons: I have to wait till Christmas until I can touch it. My wifes rule for allowing me to get a dual-core
Overall Review: I ordered at 2:00PM on Monday, it was shipped and arrived by 12:00PM on Tuesday. less than 24 hours turnaround. Newegg rocks. Specs of new system: AMD Opyeron 170 w/ Stock heatsink/fan Gigabyte K8NSC Nvidia 250GB 1.5 GB no-name 333Mhz RAM 256 MB XFX 6800GT 390/1.07 AGP 80GB Maxtor IDE /120GB WD IDE NEC DVD+-RW DL/ All Air Cooling